The Resource Specialized mathematical content knowledge of preservice elementary teachers : the effect of mathematics teacher efficacy, Ann C. McCoy, (electronic resource)

Specialized mathematical content knowledge of preservice elementary teachers : the effect of mathematics teacher efficacy, Ann C. McCoy, (electronic resource)

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Specialized mathematical content knowledge of preservice elementary teachers : the effect of mathematics teacher efficacy
Title
Specialized mathematical content knowledge of preservice elementary teachers
Title remainder
the effect of mathematics teacher efficacy
Statement of responsibility
Ann C. McCoy
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Thesis advisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2000, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics ([NCTM], 2000) described a compelling vision for mathematics education in the United States calling for high-quality instruction, knowledgeable teachers, ambitious expectations, and engaging curriculum. One aspect of this vision, knowledgeable teachers, has been the subject of many studies as researchers attempt to determine what types of teacher knowledge are important in the development of effective teachers. In addition, factors that impact the development of teacher knowledge have also been investigated. The beliefs of teachers, including teaching efficacy, are one such factor. This dissertation presents findings from a study that examined the relationship between mathematics teacher efficacy and the growth in specialized mathematical content knowledge of preservice elementary teachers. The participants in this study were 101 elementary education majors enrolled in a two-course mathematics content and methods sequence at a mid-sized, mid-western university located in a small city. Two dimensions of mathematics teacher efficacy, personal mathematics teacher efficacy and mathematics teaching outcome expectancy, were measured using the Mathematics Teaching Efficacy Beliefs Instrument (Enochs, Smith, and Huinker, 2000). Specialized mathematical content knowledge was measured using items developed by the Learning Mathematics for Teaching (LMT) project, and common mathematical content knowledge was measured using an instrument developed and used at another university. The findings of this study indicate that the level of specialized mathematics content knowledge of preservice teachers increased significantly during the mathematics methods/content course. Personal mathematics teacher efficacy, mathematics teaching outcome expectancy, and common mathematical content knowledge also increased significantly. Significant correlations were found among several of the variables assessed in the study, including personal mathematics teacher efficacy and specialized mathematical content knowledge. However, neither dimension of mathematics teacher efficacy significantly predicted growth in specialized mathematical content knowledge. A supplementary analysis revealed that the initial level specialized content knowledge did significantly predict growth in personal mathematics teacher efficacy of female students
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UMK
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1961-
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McCoy, Ann C.
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2011.
Granting institution
School of Education. University of Missouri-Kansas City
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Barger, Rita
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  • Mathematics
  • Teacher effectiveness
  • Teachers
  • Mathematics teachers
  • Mathematics
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Specialized mathematical content knowledge of preservice elementary teachers : the effect of mathematics teacher efficacy, Ann C. McCoy, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Curriculum and Instruction and Urban Leadership and Policy Studies in Education."
  • Advisor: Rita Barger
  • Vita
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-189)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix A. Instrument -- Appendix B. Course syllabi -- Appendix C. Study approval documentation
Control code
801096310
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (205 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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mixed
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801096310
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Specialized mathematical content knowledge of preservice elementary teachers : the effect of mathematics teacher efficacy, Ann C. McCoy, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Curriculum and Instruction and Urban Leadership and Policy Studies in Education."
  • Advisor: Rita Barger
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-189)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix A. Instrument -- Appendix B. Course syllabi -- Appendix C. Study approval documentation
Control code
801096310
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (205 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801096310
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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